dolphin parent

These parents seek collaboration, flexibility and balance. This  type of parenting is further defined by the acronym "POD" where P for play and exploration, O for others and D for downtime, which includes rest, exercise and sleep.

Historical perspective: Shimi Kang wrote "The Dolphin Way: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Happy, Healthy, and Motivated Kids Without Turning Into A Tiger" a #1 Canadian Bestseller in 2014.
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